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Look for ponds, patios, prairie grass, waterfalls, wildflowers and much more in the 26th annual AAUW Garden Tour Wednesday as four area homes will be featured to raise funds for scholarships and advocacy work for the Jamestown branch of AAUW. AAUW member Kelly Krein said this is a chance for the community to see beautiful designs but also for people who want to see what grows well in Jamestown.
Helene Neville, a four-time cancer survivor, said the 21 runners from the Jamestown area were one of the biggest groups to support her on this last leg of a transcontinental perimeter run. The northern leg of this run around the nation's borders started about 100 miles east of Bangor, Maine, on May 1 and with around 8,200 miles behind her, there is about 1,500 miles to go. "Impossible is merely a phrase that offers an excuse," Neville said to her fellow runners. Neville and local runners, ranging in age from 12 to the 60s, ran about 6 miles from Jamestown High School to Jamestown Regional M
Eventide Jamestown neighbors listened Thursday to project leaders discussing changes aimed at addressing concerns and answering questions about the planned expansion of the senior-living community facility at 1300 Second Place. Eventide President and CEO Jon Riewer said as project leader, he promised to be a better steward in communicating with neighbors.
Jamestown Tourism is taking a comprehensive, interactive community approach to marketing the traditional and previously unheralded attractions of the visitor experience to a wider market. Searle Swedlund, executive director for Jamestown Tourism, said visitors have expectations of seeing the World's Largest Buffalo statue and the living albino buffalo at Frontier Village and the National Buffalo Museum. "The mystique around those pieces helps the visitor understand what else is here," Swedlund said. Bigger cities in North Dakota have the population and hotel space that drive urban experie
The Frontier Village Association Board of Directors elected Nellie Degen as a new board member at its Thursday meeting. Degen, who is from Jamestown, was introduced by board President Charlie Tanata, as a person interested in becoming a board member. She was interested in giving back to the community and would be proactive and resourceful with grant writing and fundraising to maintain and update the Frontier Village, he said. After her election, Degen said the Frontier Village is important to Jamestown with people coming from all over the U.S.
It’s that time of year again. With more rides, events and attractions, the 118th annual Stutsman County Fair is ready to run Wednesday through Saturday at the county fairgrounds in Jamestown. There promises to be something for everyone, according to Mike Williams, Stutsman County Fair Board president. “We’re excited about the gates,” Williams said. “This year is just lining up like they used to in the old days.” There is good reason to be excited, he added.
Negotiators for the Jamestown Public School Board and Jamestown Education Association reached agreement Monday on a two-year contract that includes a new pay structure. The Jamestown Education Association agreed to adopt a School Board proposed flat rate pay structure that would benefit entry level- and late-career educators more than would have been earned under the current index structure. The index is a base salary that uses a step increase from the current $34,350 starting salary for years of experience, education level and other professional factors, while the flat rate will offer a $2,
Two Jamestown teenagers who won the Miss North Dakota Junior High and High School pageants in October will compete for the national titles in Orlando, Fla. Meghanne Quam, 17, won the state high school title in her first-ever pageant, while Kaycee Johnson, 14, won the junior high competition in her second attempt. The two will be at Disney World from June 28 through July 6 in pursuit of national titles with the Miss Junior High, Miss High School, and Miss Collegiate America Organization. The girls will show their designer dresses from 3 to 7 p.m.
A worker who experienced a medical emergency while he was inside a water tower 150 feet up from the ground Thursday afternoon was rescued by Jamestown Fire Department firefighters and brought by ambulance to Jamestown Regional Medical Center. Jamestown Fire Chief Jim Reuther said the worker was inside and about 150 feet up just below the bulb of the Stutsman Rural Water District's water tower next to Titan Machinery. The nature of the medical emergency was unknown. Reuther said Jamestown Area Ambulance was first called to the scene.
The inaugural Rods & Hogs and Things that go VROOM!! event on Saturday aims to showcase Jamestown as the motorsports capital of North Dakota. Members of 22 area motorsports organizations have teamed up with the Jamestown Downtown Association to create the first event from noon to midnight Saturday on 1st Avenue downtown from the railroad tracks to Alfred Dickey Library on 3rd Street Southeast.